February 18, 1933 - Editorial - "Semper Fidelis," by George Lorimer

Under the law the President may call upon it, without consulting Congress, to protect our nationals in foreign parts; and the landing of Marines, unlike the landing of troops, is not an act of war. The Marines are our national police force; and in times of peace they perform the functions of police in maintaining order and protecting life and property. (pg. 20)

Comment: Today, the entire military might is at the disposal of the President. He can go to war without congressional approval. This has happened with the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. This violates Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. When will the abuse of this power lead to the next global war?

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